Cami Lee Hansen, 40, passed away Dec. 18, 2017, in Provo, Utah. Cami was born Nov. 30, 1977, in Blackfoot, Idaho, to Zane Andrew Hansen and Janae Eleanor Walker. She was the oldest of five children.
As a child, Cami was very imaginative and loved to create things, which talents she continued to develop throughout her life. In high school, she participated in varsity cross country, basketball, and choir. One of her greatest sources of satisfaction was her art, from which she received much recognition, including Snake River Artist of the Year. In 1996, she graduated from Snake River High School.
Cami attended Ricks College for two years, studying graphic design. Soon after, she worked at Triangle C Dude Ranch near Jackson Hole, Wyoming for a summer. However, her desire to serve others took her to Guatemala to teach children English. She loved her time in Guatemala and brought home many treasured experiences.
After returning from Guatemala, Cami moved to Provo, Utah, where she spent the remainder of her life. She enjoyed working on her art and created a small business called Soul Elements, producing paintings, cards, decorative pots, and crafts. She loved to give gifts and made friends wherever she went. Her lesser known talents included her expressive writing and humorous monologues.
Cami was a strong advocate for mental health education with dreams of becoming a social worker. She appreciated very much everyone who supported her as she fought through the difficult challenges of life. She was especially close to her Grandma Bobbie.
Cami was an active member of the LDS Church and had a strong testimony of the Gospel, which gave her great comfort and support.
Cami is survived by her father, Zane, three brothers, Lance (Joni) Hansen of Montpelier, Idaho, Tyler (Carrie) Hansen of American Fork, Utah, and Tate (Amber) Hansen of Bountiful, Utah, and her sister, Kandace (Jonathon) Wheelwright of Idaho Falls, Idaho. She is also survived by four nephews and seven nieces, whom she adored. She was preceded in death by her mother, Janae, as well as her grandparents, Welland and Bobbie Lou Hansen, and Leo and Beth Walker.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 30, 2017 at the Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling Avenue, Blackfoot, Idaho. Family will meet with friends and relatives from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Friday, December 29, 2017 at the funeral home and also for one hour prior to the service. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.hawkerfuneralhome.com.